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RE: I'm in the same boat...

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Posted by: killr_silhouette at Fri Jul 13 22:40:35 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by killr_silhouette ]  
   

first off, how old are you? you need to consider the future of the animal,snakes can live 20-30years, are you going to be able to care for them their entire life? what happens when you go to college? you may not be able to keep it in your dorm, and it doesnt sound like your parents are willing to care for it when you are away.

second, where is your experience level at? i would suggest a baby cornsnake instead of an indigo, pine, or bull.

its going to be a LOT more expensive caring for snakes other than garters, garters are much more forgiving when it comes to temps and such...are you going to be able to store frozen mice? can you afford them?

if you get an exotic species, you are going to need expensive heat lamps, bulbs, and heat pads. (all, not one or the other)

next, do you have a job? having an income other than allowance is a good idea...(it doesnt really count if your using your allowance money from your parents, afterall, it still is kind of their money.)

you have to show responsibility, and snakes escaping and/or dying isn't really a good start.

i'm not trying to be rude, im just pointing out what im seeing...i know how hard it is to get respect in the herp world, im just trying to help!

you need to do a lot of research before getting a snake, or any animal for that matter. then decide which is best for you... consider price, temperment, size, requirements, etc.

if you have any more questions, ask.

im not just some teenager trying to act like i know what im doing. i do a lot of research, i do educational shows, and i have fought long & hard to spread the word of reptiles & their benefits. i have a long way to go, but im doing my best.
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